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  1. Jan. 30, 2020Coronavirus update
  2. Apr. 3, 2020Increasing support for students during COVID-19: $1M gift adds wellness counsellors to co-operative education program
    University of Waterloo student counsellor talking with a student

    New student counsellor positions and a digital virtual care tool will be created to expand the wellness service offerings for co-operative education students at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Dec. 5, 2019My international work term in India

    By Mahek Kacheria, 3A Environment and Business co-op student

    For my first co-op term, I landed an international job opportunity with Kaizen Institute in my hometown Ahmedabad, India. I worked at their regional marketing division for India & Africa as the Business Development and Marketing Associate.

    Adaptability was the theme of the term. From starting work the morning after a 30-hour journey to travelling to another city for a conference jet-lagged, this experience gave me the confidence to overcome so many obstacles.

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